20 September 2012

JR's Titans Profiles: Walt Disney

Titans Profile #0004
Year Inducted: 2012

Walt Disney

- Creator of Fictional Icon, Mickey Mouse -
- Co-founder of Walt Disney Productions -
- Innovated the Disneyland Theme Parks -

05 Dec 1901
in Chicago, Illinois, United States
McKinley High School
Big Break:
Mickey Mouse
Years Active:

1920 -
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From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he was co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had an annual revenue of approximately US$36 billion in the 2010 financial year.

Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

The year after his December 15, 1966 death from lung cancer in Burbank, California, construction began on Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. His brother Roy Disney inaugurated the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971.


>>> Alice Comedies
>>> Oswald The Lucky Rabbit
>>> Mickey Mouse
>>> Silly Symphonies
>>> Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
>>> Pinocchio
>>> Fantasia
>>> Bambi
>>> Alice in Wonderland
>>> Peter Pan
>>> Wind in the Willows

Theme Parks
>>> Disneyland Resort
>>> Walt Disney World Resort
>>> Tokyo Disney Resort
>>> Disneyland Paris
>>> Hong Kong Disneyland

Academy Awards
>>> 1932 - Honorary Award for Mickey Mouse
>>> 1939 - Honorary Award for Snow White
>>> 1941 - Honorary Award for Fantasia
>>> 1949 - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Other Honors
>>> Anaheim Walk of Stars
>>> Hollywood Walk of Fame, Motion Pictures
>>> Hollywood Walk of Fame, Television
>>> 1935 - France Legion d'Honneur
>>> 1935 - League of Nations Special Medal
>>> 1964 - Presidential Medal of Freedom
>>> 1968 - Congressional Gold Medal
>>> 2006 - California Hall of Fame

Walt Disney is JR's 4th Featured Titan
Walt Disney is the mind behind worldwide fictional icon, Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse is actually the only cartoon character able to survive from the 1920's until today. It was because of Mickey Mouse that Walt Disney became an international icon bringing entertainment even to the lowly man. Besides from creating a fictional icon, Walt Disney made the world-famous Disneyland Resorts where some are the Most-Visited Theme Parks in the Whole World. Walt Disney's contribution to the world of entertainment has been massive. It was because of him why animation motion pictures nowadays are in technicolor. It was because of him why there is an increased number of cartoon characters on television. It was because of him why a lot of individuals are inspired on doing animated presentations despite its huge expenses. We learn from the animator Titan himself, Walt Disney.


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Time Published: 20 September 2012 (1AM)

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